Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Felíz Navidad--Part 1

We had a great time at our Christmas celebrations! We met in three different cities with three zones each on three consecutive days. Thanks to some expert help, we were able to pull it off. Although the decorations weren't exactly up to my usual standard, :-) we loved being able to spend time this Christmas season with all of our awesome missionaries.

There are too many pictures to have in one post, so I will do it in three--beginning with our last group--Colima, Manzanillo and Guzman.

President Wagner and the assistants conducted district leader training before the Christmas celebration so many of the elders were in the chapel attending that meeting. Meanwhile in the kitchen . . . my daughter Michelle was conducting training of her own. How to frost cupcakes. All the sisters had a great time and ended up being pretty creative.

 Waiting for the festivities to begin . . .
 We were a bit cramped at this building, but we still made it work.
 As part of the festivities, they were divided into five groups and given 20 minutes to prepare to present a previously selected song. Here the sisters are practicing their rendition of Feliz Navidad.
 In another room this group of elders were practicing Jingle Bells with chimes.
 One of the very popular Christmas songs here is "El Burrito de Belén". Any guesses which elder was the "burrito"? :-)
 Here we have a dancing Rudolph. He was pretty impressive!!
 Not to be outdone by this version of the 12 Days of Christmas Mission Style. They added an extra verse Rap style. It was so much fun!
 We also had a gift exchange game. All the elders brought ties and the sisters brought something a bit more feminine.
 President Wagner and the assistants supervised. Love the tie color coordination.
 In one part of the game a person had to exchange gifts with the missionary with the most holes in his shoes. Guess who that was?
 But in another group (they were divided into three smaller groups) this elder won. Unfortunately he still has a lot of time left on his mission. Notice the pants as well. I asked him if he got them caught in a tire chain or was bit by a dog. He answered no to both questions. Just a hard worker, I guess.
 Showing off their gifts after the game . . .

 And everyone filled up on food. . .

 Or got special instruction from the President. . .
We had so much fun with these zones. They are great missionaries and we love them all!

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